Badger Sports Roundup, May 8

Men's golf in last place at Big Ten Championship; Heatley, Team Canada advance to gold medal game

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Men's golf bottom of Big Ten barrel


After two rounds of play Saturday, the Wisconsin men's golf team is in 11th place at the Big Ten Championship in Ann Arbor, Mich. The Badgers shot a 299 in the first round and a 300 in the second round for a team-total 599. Ohio State is in first place after shooting a pair of 279s for a total of 558.


Junior Kevin Tassistro, currently in a tie for 24th, carded a 74 and a 72 to lead Wisconsin individually with a two-round total of 146. Freshman Garrett Jones is tied for 42nd with a 150 overall and junior Dylan Esterling is right behind him with a 152. Junior Ryan Conn was the only other Badger to crack the top 50. He finished in a tie for 50th with a 155 after leading the Badgers with a 73 in the first round. 


Buckeye senior Kevin Hall is leading all individuals with an 11-under par 131.


—Katie Gilbert


Heatley, Team Canada advance to gold medal game


Shawn Horcoff's goal six minutes, 10 seconds into the third period propelled Team Canada to a 2-1 win over Slovakia Saturday in the semifinals of the International Ice Hockey Federation Men's World Championship. Canada will face Sweden, which defeated Team USA 3-2 in Saturday's other semi-final, in the gold-medal game Sunday at 1:15 CST.


Buffalo Sabres forward Danny Briere also found the net for Canada and goalie Roberto Luongo (Florida Panthers) made 28 saves. 


Former Wisconsin and current Atlanta Thrashers star Dany Heatley was held scoreless Saturday but paced Canada with three shots on goal. In eight tournament games, Heatley leads all players with seven goals and is tied for second with nine total points.


—Jonathan Linder

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